Allen v. Farrow

Allen v. Farrow

Allen v. Farrow

The story of one Hollywood's most notorious and public scandals: the accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then 7-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow; their subsequent custody trial, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter, Soon-Yi; and the controversial aftermath in the years that followed.

2021USAHBO
Documentary

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EPISODE 1.1
22 February 2021

Episode 1

Mia Farrow recounts her storied relationship with Woody Allen, once a beloved father figure to her seven children. While their adopted daughter Dylan chronicles a childhood idyllic in many ways, she also speaks to the... MORE escalating discomfort she felt under the intensity of Woody's attention, which was a growing concern for Mia and her inner circle.

EPISODE 1.2
1 March 2021

Episode 2

As Farrow and Allen ascend the ranks as a Hollywood power couple, their close-knit family is torn apart by a startling revelation about Woody's relationship with Mia's daughter Soon-Yi. Dylan details the abuse allegations that... MORE ignited decades of backlash and changed her life forever. The broader context of Allen's body of work is explored.

EPISODE 1.3
8 March 2021

Episode 3

While Mia tries to shield seven-year-old Dylan from the trauma of repeated questioning, Allen’s legal and PR teams drive a narrative that Mia is a scorned woman and unfit mother who brainwashed her children. Two... MORE separate 1992 investigations in New York and Connecticut are reexamined in light of never-before-made-public court documents, police evidence, and revelatory videotape.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Expected arrival: 15 March 2021 

Dylan and the family attempt to heal after a bitter 1993 custody battle. Decades later, while Woody continues to receive accolades in Hollywood, the momentum of the #MeToo movement – coupled with Ronan Farrow’s public support – emboldens Dylan to go public with her story for the first time.

Allen v. Farrow / Reviews

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Makes it uncomfortably clear that Dylan's truth was always out there - but we chose to listen to her father, because he had the megaphone of celebrity.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

One of the most remarkable things about Allen v. Farrow is how grounded and strong Dylan seems to be in spite of everything she's had to confront.

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NPR

NPR

In telling a story drawn so much from one side of such a tangled and contentious family issue, questions will remain about what may be left out.

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The Times

The Times

The sense of foreboding is palpable.

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Stuff

Stuff

An absorbing, if sometimes disturbing, watch.

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Independent

Independent

The results are as compelling as they are disturbing.

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CNN

CNN

Extensive access to the Farrows makes this an intimate look at that history, while renewing questions about separating art from the artist and Hollywood's embrace of problematic figures.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Dylan Farrow's voice resonates, even when the filmmakers make questionable choices.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Even as a critic, it feels impossible to consider this series as a piece of art. It's journalism...

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Collider

Collider

[The] straightforward approach helps elevate the wealth of first-hand materials included, some of which proves genuinely haunting.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The reportage does everything short of actually proving guilt.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

An extraordinarily detailed investigative work bolstered by home-movie footage and remarkably revealing audiotapes.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Even some 30 years later, it's dizzying to be reminded of the dueling press conferences, the magazine cover stories, the TV interviews, the shocking details of the allegations against Allen.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Convincingly points out how this isn't an isolated incident, but a pattern of abuse in America.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Another major addition to the slowly evolving public conscience about the honest behaviors of our celebrated creators.

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